Wharton Center unveils pop culture-powered 35th season
April 19 2017
“Broadway has become quite a magnet, especially with the new megahits like ‘Hamilton’ that seem to come out every year. It’s becoming America’s art form,” said Mike...
Big Daddy's Lil Donuts / Kavana Nitro Coffee House / Ruckus Ramen
Nov. 9 2016
When Igor Jurkovic told us last week that he was shutting down Iggy’s In Convenience, his grocery store inside Lansing City Market, to concentrate on “other projects,” he wasn’t...
The Wharton Center announces 2015-16 season
April 22 2015
A potent mix of iconic artists, rising talents and old favorites come together in the Wharton Center’s 2015-16 season, which was announced Monday. Big time Broadway shows are the Wharton Center’s...
Lansing indie ‘Ashes of Eden’ aims high with morality play
July 9 2014
The Bible is so hot, you guys. Besides the recent surprise hit films “God’s Not Dead” and “Heaven Is for Real,” there was “Son of God,” yet another biopic of Jesus,...
Lansing could license landlords next year, while state may loosen regs
Dec. 17 2014
Lansing is preparing to tighten rental regulations at the same time the state appears poised to loosen them. City Council’s General Services Committee received the green light from the Lansing city...
Wharton Center announces first part of its 2014-’15 season
April 16 2014
East Lansing is getting kinky next year — literally. The Wharton Center announced a portion of its 2014-’15 last week, which includes a stop for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Kinky...
The ins and outs of form-based zoning codes
May 29 2013
On fishing weekends, my Uncle Andy used to put a milk carton full of worms in the fridge door, where the milk goes. It freaked my Aunt Sophie out. So did the golf balls in the egg keeper. After talking...
Lansing's interim superintendent doesn’t see layoffs this coming year, despite budget woes
June 6 2012
Of the district's $175 million budget, 85 percent is paid to personnel expenses, Caamal Canul said on the "City Pulse Newsmakers" TV show, which means frozen pay and benefits for next year but no layoffs....
TV icon comes to Lansing for speaker series
Oct. 17 2012
For seven decades, he's worked almost nonstop on stages across North America, on television and appeared in dozens of movies. But for an entire generation, Jamie Farr will always be Maxwell Klinger, the...
Palace of Jamaica´s atmosphere is far from regal
June 20 2012
The colors of the Jamaican flag beckon diners, and I came prepared. Before dining, I chatted up a friend who was born and lived in Jamaica for a time. She told me about the ins and outs of Jamaican cuisine,...
High-profile authors descend on Lansing
July 11 2012
A new report from Nielsen BookScan shows it's been a hot summer for books — so to speak — with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy accounting for one in five of all "real" books sold. It's time...
June 23 2011
Editor’s note: For the next five weeks, City Pulse will profile each City Council candidate in the 1st Ward and At-Large races leading up to the Aug. 2 primary election
Ingham County Land Bank gives 530 Pacific Ave. a second chance
Nov. 30 2011
Sure enough, the leaky, abandoned house on Lansing s south side is slated for a $50,000 renovation in the next three to four months. The Land Bank bought the two-story 1925 house across from the old John...
WKAR-TV music show salutes the holidays with a mixed bag of performances
Dec. 21 2011
euro;Merrily Caroling: A Backstage Pass Christmaseuro; kicks off with the Rusty Wright Bandeuro;s euro;Santaeuro;s in Jaileuro;, an original swingineuro; blues song that sets the mood Next up, Thom Jayne...
April 20 2011
The Ten Pound Fiddle has been the heart of the Lansing folk scene since its first concert in 1975
Dec. 9 2009
The Ingham County Board of Commissioners was also expected to endorse recovery zone bonds Tuesday night for Lansing Township’s Eastwood Towne Center’s next project, dubbed Phase Two. The Downtown...
May 26 2010
Last week it was public school employee unions who got a less-than-lucrative early retirement plan. Next week state government employees could be staring down the barrel of the same half-carrot, half-stick...
A count of Lansing’s homeless starts next week
Jan. 20 2010
On Jan. 27, the various people who work with those slipping through the social safety net will fan out across the Lansing area to do a "Point in Time Homeless Count." The numbers will help gauge progress...
Nov. 18 2009
The community theater company is looking to fill four slots of single night performances for next year. The readings can be involved stage readings with props and costumes, or a simple play reading with...
Dec. 10 2008
Low-hanging dangerAs a recent returnee to the area, I am happy to see the continued use of imagery that challenges people to rethink their everyday choices regarding the environment (that seems to be so...

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